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Poached Egg and Mushrooms on Toast

Poached egg and mushrooms on toast with thyme is full of flavours, not only is it quick and easy to make, it is ideal for breakfast or lunch all year round. You can also home grow the vegetables and herbs in this dish just like we did. This recipe is for one person and takes around 15 minutes to make.


1 large free range egg

1 tablespoon olive oil

Sliced toasted bread

Fresh finely chopped thyme leaves

100g chestnut mushroom, sliced

Season of salt and pepper

Mozzarella (optional)

50g tomatoes (optional)

1 tablespoon vinegar


For the poached egg;

  1. Fill a large saucepan with water, add the vinegar and bring to a simmer,
  2. Stir the water gently to create a whirlpool, crack the egg into the centre off this and cook for around 2-4 minutes.
  3. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and place on some kitchen paper to dry off.

For  the mushrooms;

  1. Heat a frying pan with olive oil over medium heat,
  2. Add in the mushrooms (if adding tomatoes add these in too). Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Tossing occasionally until the mushrooms are golden brown. Cook for around 5-7 minutes.
  4. On toasted bread place the mushroom and tomatoes on top adding the egg carefully. Dress with some finely chopped thyme. For extra flavour why not add some mozzarella.



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